Jonathan Crombie, best-known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in the "Anne of Green Gables" television mini-series, died of a brain hemorrhage on April 15. He was 48.
The actor's sister Carrie Crombie confirmed the news of his death to Canadian news outlet CBC News, adding that her brother always had a passion for his work.
"He was funny, he was sweet, he loved acting, he loved comedy and singing and dancing," she told CBC news. "As a little kid, he just loved Broadway shows and all of that kind of stuff and would sing and dance in the living room."
In addition to his role as Gilbert Blythe in "Anne of Green Gables" and again in the mini-series' spinoffs, Crombie was also known for starring in the Broadway tour of "The Drowsy Chaperone" in 2008. Crombie's most recent credits include the role of Inspector Bill Frazier on "The Good Wife."